You definately need marsala wine, and you could use either veal or, maybe a better and easier choice, pork tenderloin. This is a remarkably easy dish to prepare and it is a deeply rich dish, without cream, and full of flavor.

Veal Marsala

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people



  • 4 slices veal cutlets or one medium pork tenderloin sliced into 1/2" slices and then flattened to 1/4" thick
  • 3 tbsp butter for sautéeing veal or pork
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour for dredging


  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms
  • 1 large garlic clove grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2/3 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1 cup consommé or veal demi-glace


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.

  • Slice1 lb cremini mushrooms into 1/4" slices.
  • Season both sides of the cutlets, and dredge the meat in 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, covering both sides.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large deep sided skillet over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • When the butter is hot and bubbly, add the cutlets and sauté until they are nicely browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and reserve.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil to the same skillet and heat over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms to hot butter/oil mixture and season with 1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp dried oregano and season with kosher salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cook mushrooms over medium high heat for about 5-6 minutes or until the mushrooms have let out their moisture and are beginning to brown at the edges. Add 1 large garlic clove, grated and 2 tbsp fresh parsley,finely chopped, and stir to combine. Cook for another minute.
  • Deglaze the pan with 2/3 cup sweet Marsala wine. Scrape up all the bits stuck to the bottom, and bring the wine to a boil. Add 1 cup consommé or veal demi-glace and cook until the sauce has reduced by half.
  • Just before serving, return cutlets to the pan with mushrooms, cover with a lid and allow to warm over for about 4-5 minutes.

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